How a Drowning Accident Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

July 13, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
How a Drowning Accident Lawyer Can Help With Your Case photo of a flotation device in a Las Vegas pool used to save someone from drowning If a loved one has been involved in a drowning accident, it’s important that you immediately contact a personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Ed Bernstein & Associates has experienced personal injury and drowning accident lawyers who are ready to fight for your family and your rights. Accidents happen. It's a simple fact of life. Sometimes, those accidents can be serious - even deadly. If someone you love has been involved in a drowning accident, it's important to know what to do and how to protect your family’s rights.

Why you need a drowning lawyer for your loved one’s accident

When a loved one has been involved in a drowning accident, most insurance companies will be looking out for their own interests - not yours. Having a lawyer on your side will level the playing field and help ensure that your family gets the compensation you deserve. Some reasons why you need a drowning lawyer for your loved one’s case include:

Investigating the accident

Often, accidents are caused by someone else's negligence. A lawyer will investigate the accident to determine who is at fault and what compensation your family may be entitled to. The legal system can be complicated and confusing, especially if you've never been involved in a lawsuit before. A lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and help you understand your family’s rights and options.

Maximize your compensation

If you're seeking financial compensation for your loved one’s injuries or death, a lawyer will be able to help you get the most money possible. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out large settlements, but an experienced drowning accident lawyer will know how to negotiate and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Hold the responsible parties accountable

If someone else is responsible for your loved one’s accident, a lawyer will help you hold them accountable. They can be held liable for your loved one’s injuries and damages, and a lawyer will make sure they are held responsible.

Common Causes of Drowning Accidents

Drowning accidents can happen in a variety of ways, especially during the summer months, but some causes are more common than others. One of the most common causes of drowning accidents is when someone falls into water while trying to rescue another person. This often happens when someone is swimming or boating and they see someone else in trouble. In order to save them, they jump in without thinking about their own safety. Drowning accidents can also be caused by someone slipping and falling into water. This often happens on slippery surfaces near pools or other bodies of water. Poolside accidents are among the most common which is why pool regulations and pool safety have increased over the years to prevent poolside accidents from happening. It can also happen when people are walking along the edge of a river or lake and they slip and fall in. Another common cause of drowning accidents is when people are swimming in unsafe waters. This includes swimming in water that is too deep for their skill level, swimming in dangerous currents, or swimming in waters that are infested with dangerous animals. This is why it’s important to follow pool regulations and other laws when swimming to avoid an accident.

How Our Lawyers Deal with Your Loved One’s Drowning Case

No matter the cause of the drowning accident, our drowning accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you with the claim for your loved one’s injuries or death. Our drowning accident lawyers will work to determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault to get you the rightful compensation your family deserves. Our Lawyers are also prepared to help you fight insurance companies and other lawyers you may encounter in court. Dealing with large insurance companies can be overwhelming and confusing, but our drowning accident lawyers are committed to fighting for you to obtain the best outcomes. With years of experience our lawyers know exactly what to focus on when handling your claim.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer

Our legal team has successfully helped thousands of injured victims get the compensation they deserve and will fight for your legal rights. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.